Troy Deeney reacts to reports claiming Watford want Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor

Watford are reportedly keen to move for former Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Watford striker Troy Deeney has reacted to reports that the Hornets could move for Emmanuel Adebayor, the Togolese striker released by Tottenham in September.

Deeney said: “He’s a good player, but there have been question marks over his temperament. Our owner has not been naive enough to bring in any bad eggs, so I’d like to think they would assess that angle before they did bring him in. But his squatty is there for everyone to see, and, if you get that out of him, you’ll have a top, top player on your hands,”

Adebayor was linked with Watford by the Daily Mail, following his release from Spurs in September. Tottenham ended his contract when it became clear that he was not going to play under Mauricio Pochettino this season.

The Mail report confirmed that Adebayor failed in leaving Spurs over the summer, despite West Ham and Aston Villa both wanting to sign the 31-year-old.

He was linked with Villa and the Hammers when his Tottenham future looked under threat, and seemed to be close to agreeing deals with both Premier League sides. However, Adebayor didn’t join Villa as he did not want to leave London, whilst the Hammers pulled out of a deal for him as they signed other targets instead.

Now that he is a free agent, Watford are reportedly looking at Adebayor, and Deeney has admitted he would welcome the talented forward, as long as his temperament was sorted out.

His attitude has often been the thing that has clouded his career, despite his obvious strengths, and signing him would always be a risk for the Hornets.

Especially considering they already have Deeney to call upon upfront, as well as the exceptional Odion Ighalo, who has netted seven goals in 11 games this term, as his incredible run of form since joining Watford continues.

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